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Alloy Division Monthly Progress Reports, 1955-1959
Originating Office: Alloy Division
Finding Aids: Y-12 Mercury Task Force Database Printout; Mercury at Y-12 (Y/EX-24) Bibliography
Disposition AuthorityPermanent Collection
Series Description: This record series consists of the weekly progress reports of the Y-12 Alloy Division for 1955-1959. These reports provide detailed descriptive information on the lithium deuteride production in the Colex and Elex operations and the Aspen chemical process. The use of mercury, except in the acid wash procedure, is not widely discussed in these reports. The general outline of the report consists of sections on Beta Operations, Alpha Operations, and the Aspen chemical process. Under each section the following topics are described: (Beta) wet chemistry, reduction, cascades, and other operations; (Alpha) cascades, mercury sets for acid wash, construction of new facilities and equipment; (Aspen) production of lithium deuteride.
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